Growing Food & Agtech
startups into leading enterprises

About StartLife

Tomorrow’s global food supply challenges demand a radical approach to innovation in the Food and Agriculture sectors today. Due to their innovative capacity, StartLife believes that startups are the propelling force behind the agrifoodtech innovations required to meet global food demand in the future. We help these entrepeneurial talents reach their full potential.

About StartLife

Tomorrow’s global food supply challenges demand a radical approach to innovation in the Food and Agriculture sectors today. Due to their innovative capacity, StartLife believes that startups are the propelling force behind the agrifoodtech innovations required to meet global food demand in the future. We help these entrepeneurial talents reach their full potential.

Our mission is to accelerate AgriFoodTech startups shaping a sustainable food system.

Unparalleled vision since 2010

StartLife empowers founders to build and grow Food & Agritech startups with lasting impact. In 2010, StartLife was founded to built, support and fund startups propelling breakthrough technologies in the domains of Food & Agriculture and creating lasting impact.

Committed to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Meet the Startlife team

StartLife is a team of passionate startup and agrifood professionals who are wholeheartedly committed to impact-driven innovation in the agrifood industry. Practically all team members have a solid academic and/or business background in food & agriculture, some are former startup founders and belong to farmer families themselves. Pleased to meet you!

Bram van Beek

Marketing & Communications Manager

Jean Boudillon

Program Manager

Giulia Crastolla

Investor Relations Manager

Jorien Hattink

Startup Scout

Suradj Hiralal

Suradj Hiralal

Startup Business Coach

Jouke Kardolus

Startup Business Coach

Pieter van der Linden

Program Support Officer

Jan Meiling

Jan Meiling

Managing Director

Jos Putker

Startup Business Coach

Loet Rammelsberg

Loet Rammelsberg

Program Director

Samuel Rapolu

Startup Scout

Annelies Schenk

Manager Innovation & Partnerships

Bernadette Sztojka

Startup Partnership Manager

Laura Thissen

Laura Thissen

Operations Director

Neeltje Tuni

Office Manager

Kaz Vermeer

Startup Business Coach

Jelte Zeilstra

Finance Manager

Meet the global StartLife community

StartLife has a small core team, but a large and ever growing community of talented people and organizations from all over the world that support (y)our mission.

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Our impact-driven game-changers
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Our devoted 'yodas'
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Our devoted innovation champions

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